[PlayStation 4] Concept Destruction Review
Concept Destruction is the cardboard version of what if Micro Machines and Destruction Derby had a child. Learn more in our Concept Destruction review!
Since Concept Destruction is a racing game, the controls are pretty easy to pick up. You accelerate with the R2 button, brake with the L2 button, or use the handbrake with the Square button. You also have access to a boost with the X button. However, using the boost too much will deplete the battery your car has. When you start the game, you can choose to play in a Championship, a single event, a multiplayer game, or go to the school to learn the basics of the game with three short tutorials.
Championships consist of 8 races where you are up against 14 other racers, and your goal is simple: destroy the other cars and survive until the end. When the race is over, you’ll be given points based on your position until the last race, when you’ll see if you are the winner. In single events, you can choose between Normal Mode, which is a single event as in the championships, Survival Mode where you have to survive for the longest time, and Tourist Mode where nobody will try to destroy you.
The visuals of the game are one of its best assets, with everything made out of cardboard. The layout of the different race arenas feature things such as pencils or other stuff made out of cardboard as well as all the cars. The damage the cars suffer is also presented nicely, with an engine, transmission, and wheels that can potentially suffer damage. It will reflect on how your car handles, which can sometimes be difficult when you end up with only the back half of your car.
The cardboard look is what sparked my interest when I first saw the game, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s not AAA style graphics, but there are some really nice aesthetics to the game. After completing the brief tutorial levels, I started a Championship. There’s a nice variety in the layout of each arena that makes each race fun to play. It was easy to win the races, adding more points to my overall total.
As for the trophies, it didn’t take long before I got the Platinum trophy for this one. You have to win a Championship, so that might be the thing that takes most of your time, and after that, it’s only a few miscellaneous trophies to unlock that are easy to get if you go into Tourist Mode. This is one of those rare releases from Ratalaika Games that does not have a PlayStation Vita version since the physics system for the game were too much for Sony’s portable to handle.
Concept Destruction is a fun game that could prove to be an incredibly fun one if it had just a bit more in terms of replay value. But if you’re looking for a quick Platinum, there is no doubt this game will scratch that itch.
This Concept Destruction review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.